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Bob Braun
Original name: Robert E. Braun
Birth: Apr. 20, 1929
Ludlow
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2001
Evendale
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Radio/Television Host, Entertainer. He made his radio debut hosting a summer Saturday WSAI-AM radio knothole baseball show at age 13 in 1942. He also worked as a life guard at Coney Island. His television debut was when he sang on Harris Rosedale's variety show in 1947 on Crosley's experimental W8XCT, six months before the birth of commercial TV here on WLWT. Bob was hired by WCPO-TV in October 1949, three months after the station signed on. Pantomimed songs on WCPO-TV's Dottie Mack Show, broadcast nationally on the DuMont network (1953-56). Won first prize singing on Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts Jan. 14, 1957. Was immediately hired by WLWT and WLW-AM. Bob appeared as a regular on the 50-50 Club variety show from Cincinnati. He began substituting for host Ruth Lyons on the live weekday 50-50 Club variety show in May 1957. Took over the show when Ms. Lyons retired in 1967 and continued until Channel 5 canceled the Bob Braun Show in 1984. Moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and hosted talk shows, parades and local specials; did commercials for Craftmatic beds, among others; and appeared in Unsolved Mysteries and Hard Copy re-creations. Bob finished his career back at WSAI-AM beginning in 1994 hosting an "orginal hits" radio show. (bio by: Mike Welty) 
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN, Section 141F, Lot 283, Space 1
 
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Originally Created by: Mike Welty
Record added: May 30, 2004
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- Bling Blinky of Texash
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015

- IRISANA
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
Miss the good old days of the 50-50 Club...so many precious memories! Thank you and may you rest in sweet peace.
- Jackie
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015
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